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.//phenethylamine
Genre: Electronic Music
Sub-Genres: Psytrance, Psychill, Progressive Trance, Dream Trance, Darkpsy, Neoclassical
Instrumental

.//phenethylamine is a solo trance project from Kit Carruthers. It is music you can listen to at a rave and still feel cultured. There's classical instruments, you see. It is an attempt to break trance, I break everything I touch. The instruments used are a synthesizer, a piano, two violins and a cello. The albums that have influenced this project are Hallucinogen's "Twisted," Hybrid's "Wide Angle," Astral Projection's "Trust In Trance," Carbon Based Lifeform's "World of Sleepers," Aes Dana's "Season 5," Solar Fields' "Reflective Frequencies," Doof's "Let's Turn On," Juno Reactor's "Bible of Dreams," Infected Mushroom's "Classical Mushroom," Sasha's "Involver," Murcof's "Remembranza" and Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I."

.//phenethylamine is one of my most palatable projects. I don't get to take it as seriously as say, Offret or O Beautiful Death but fine I can be "Fun." Fine we can have "Fun." As long as we're still pretentious and high on ourselves.

"Wait a minute... What if we make psychill crescendo to psytrance!? And put classical instruments on it!"

The first album, "Sometimes I'd Feel Very Old, Like My Whole Life is Over, Like I'm Not Around no More." is very minimal. It is there to establish sound and structure. "We Can't Stop Here, This is Bat Country!" expands on this and gets a little more dramatic, a little more involved, a little more psychedelic, however it is basically restricted to the same structure. In "We Believe in Nothing, Lebowski. Nothing." I gently break this structure while at the same time incorporating a little of a more traditional psytrance structure. These first three albums are amateur and done without access to real actual people with real actual classical instruments.

I... I called the track "rendering valve" when the term I was looking for was actually "reducing valve" and now it's already done and out there and the entire general public gets to see this horrible mistake. How... How could I let this happen? How can this be? Whatever will I do?

The deliriously happy baseline moment in "i love you too let's do molly" was not intentional. The intent was vaguely ironic but not exactly ironic happiness, I didn't realize we were going to deliriously happy. I had done a lot of different things to the synthesizer plugin and just found that they had all combined to become deliriously happy. "I see."

.: Bandcamp .: Discogs .: MusicBrainz .: last.fm


SAC009: We Believe in Nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. LP

01. i am the law.i [04:56] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. i am the law.ii [06:24] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. i am the law.iii [02:57] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. i want to live in a haunted old mansion.i [05:38] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. i want to live in a haunted old mansion.ii [07:10] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
06. i want to live in a haunted old mansion.iii [03:20] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
07. i love you too let's do molly.i [04:23] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
08. i love you too let's do molly.ii [05:46] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
09. i love you too let's do molly.iii [02:38] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 43:12
Release date: January 28th, 2024

Concept by Kit Carruthers; composed by Kit Carruthers; performed by Kit Carruthers.



SAC006: We Can't Stop Here, This is Bat Country! LP

01. default mode network.i [05:09] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. default mode network.ii [08:04] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. default mode network.iii [01:02] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. active placebo.i [05:39] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. active placebo.ii [08:43] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
06. active placebo.iii [01:07] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
07. rendering valve.i [04:57] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
08. rendering valve.ii [07:47] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
09. rendering valve.iii [01:00] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 46:28
Release date: January 7th, 2024

Concept by Kit Carruthers; composed by Kit Carruthers; performed by Kit Carruthers.



SAC004: Sometimes I'd Feel Very Old, Like My Whole Life is Over, Like I'm Not Around no More. LP

01. the reason you're having trouble breathing is my foot is on your neck.i [04:57] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. the reason you're having trouble breathing is my foot is on your neck.ii [09:37] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. the reason you're having trouble breathing is my foot is on your neck.iii [02:13] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. zone of control.i [05:23] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. zone of control.ii [10:21] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
06. zone of control.iii [02:25] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
07. the wool pulled over your eyes.i [04:34] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
08. the wool pulled over your eyes.ii [08:58] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
09. the wool pulled over your eyes.iii [02:04] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 50:32
Release date: December 23rd, 2023

Concept by Kit Carruthers; composed by Kit Carruthers; performed by Kit Carruthers.